Insulin Dependent Type 2


Insulin Dependent Type 2

If you're a type 2 and on insulin, this is the place for you! Come in and discuss issues we deal with every day, like types of insulin, carb counting, insulin/carb ratios, pens, needles, pumps, and much more.

Please note if you have a diagnosis of LADA (sometimes called type 1.5), there is a LADA group at:
LADA Diabetics

If you have MODY, here's a group just for you
Monogenic Diabetes

Members: 258
Latest Activity: 13 hours ago

Guidelines for Posting

 Guidelines for posting


Please use the section just below this post, to start a topic. Its called the DISCUSSION FORUM.

Anyone can add a new topic. If you keep your discussions in the Discussion Forum, they'll stay on the main page as long as they are active.

Howvever, if you post on the COMMENT WALL, which is the lower section, your comment will scroll off the page as new comments are added.

Diabetes Forum

Might be allergic? Should this be a concern?

Started by Dee. Last reply by Dee 13 hours ago. 3 Replies

Hi all, wondering if I could get your viewpoints...I'm T2, and started Lantus & Victoza 5 weeks ago. No issues injecting into my abs, but just recently realized that I should rotate sites, not just spots within a site. Trouble is, I seem to get…Continue

Insulin Sensitivity Changes From Being Sick?

Started by trauts. Last reply by trauts Jul 17. 2 Replies

Hi everyone! I have an interesting situation that I thought I'd bring up, to see if anyone else has run into this.First, background - Type 2, insulin pump since July 2013, and love it.I came down with a head cold over this past weekend, and was sick…Continue

Tags: insulin, sick, BG, low, Sensitivity

Pumps for type 2s - post your questions and comments on pumps here!

Started by Emmy. Last reply by Lloyd Jul 4. 58 Replies

Pumps for type 2s - Post your questions and comments on pumps here! Continue

Tags: insulin, 2, type, pumps, pump

NPH fluctuations and frustrations

Started by Todd T.. Last reply by NutriJoy Jul 4. 4 Replies

I started nighttime NPH about a month ago starting with 10 units and every few days increasing it 2 units until I achieved a range of 100-120 morning BG. All went well, I increased to 16 units and was having good results. I had a couple lows below…Continue

Is anyone looking for a buddy?

Started by CatTutt. Last reply by Neil Jun 15. 5 Replies

Hi everyone! I'm hoping to find an insulin dependent Type 2 buddy to chat with, if anyone is interested. I don't have any friends or family with diabetes and it can feel very isolated and alone sometimes.If anyone out there would like to be buddies,…Continue

New Insulin Combo Degludec Reduces Hypo's in Poorly Controlled Diabetes

Started by Stemwinder (Gary) Jun 6. 0 Replies

Insulin degludec/insulin aspart does better than biphasic insulin aspart 30 in type 2 diabetes inadequately controlled with other regimens....The combination product is the first to contain "a basal insulin with an ultralong duration of action, and…Continue

FEHB and Medicare for insulin pump

Started by Suzan. Last reply by Steve May 23. 5 Replies

Right now I am covered by a working persons health insurance policy and don't have to take Medicare until I lose 'working persons' coverage. I also have my own FEHB BC/BS which is my secondary (because I am not working). If/when, I lose the 'working…Continue

New Long-acting Basal Insulin Shows Superiority in HbA1c Reduction

Started by Stemwinder (Gary) May 19. 0 Replies

In a head to head 3 phase study, basal insulin peglispro (BIL) outperforms the leading basal insulin for type 2 diabetes....You can read the entire article here…Continue

Tags: peglispro

Beginning Bolus Insulin

Started by Stemwinder (Gary) May 17. 0 Replies

The addition of meal-time bolus insulin can be a big adjustment for many patients with type 2 diabetes....This article reprinted in discusses strategies for…Continue

Tags: add, bolus

Comment Wall


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Comment by Stemwinder (Gary) yesterday

Welcome to the group Nyxks We are glad to have you as a member.

Comment by Stemwinder (Gary) on July 15, 2014 at 1:28pm

Welcome to our group GG Thanks for joining

Comment by Stemwinder (Gary) on July 12, 2014 at 9:21am

I want to Welcome Egamer25 to our group.

Comment by Stemwinder (Gary) on July 9, 2014 at 6:46pm

Welcome to the group Dee We are glad you have joined us, please feel at home

Comment by Stemwinder (Gary) on July 7, 2014 at 5:36pm

Welcome to the group Diabella Thanks for joining

Comment by Stemwinder (Gary) on July 4, 2014 at 3:34pm

I want to welcome two new members to the group. WELCOME Stacie Ann and WELCOME NutriJoy

Comment by Stemwinder (Gary) on June 30, 2014 at 6:23pm

WelcomePatti I'm glad to see that you have made yourself at home in the group.

Comment by Stemwinder (Gary) on June 30, 2014 at 6:17pm

You are doing nothing wrong Patti. Its your liver that is screwing things up in the morning. Your liver dumps some of its store glucose in the morning to give you energy to start your day. Its called the Dawn Effect and it differs in everyone so I'm sure you doctor is taking a cautious approach to finding the correct basal rate to cover it.

Comment by Suzan on June 28, 2014 at 8:36pm

Patti, I also have six different basal rates. Again, I say that if your mornings BGs are too high, there is probably a need for a change in basal rate some hours before waking. Have you talked to your doctor about this?

Comment by Patti on June 28, 2014 at 7:21pm
My doctor has set 6 different basal rates thus far. And we're adjusting weekly. I just can't help but feel I'm doing something wrong. My morning fastings are stubbornly not moving! I know. Have patience!! :)

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